Category Archives: Country / Region

Exploring Italy’s Alto Adige via Weingut Castelfeder

Notes from our 2013 trip to Alto Adige: We arrived in the Cortina village square at dusk after driving over the Brenner Pass in Austria and then down through the Alps, over Bozen (Bolzano). There was an old castle ruin … Continue reading

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Château Franc Grâce-Dieu

This small winery had been imported to the States prior to us picking them up.  I distinctly remember this wine and was disappointed that it disappeared off the market for a period of time.  I am excited to have reconnected … Continue reading

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Our First Selection from Pomerol

Yet again another fantastic duo- this husband and wife team makes extraordinary wines. Château Le Caillou is a seven hectare estate which has been owned by the Giraud-Belivier family since 1975 and is currently managed by André Giraud.  It is located … Continue reading

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Castelfeder

Alto Adige | Südtirol  (Italy) We have been so fortunate to have connected with the Giovanett family.  Ivan and Ines are currently at the forefront of this family winery.  Brother and sister team, Ivan is the winemaker and Ines the marketing … Continue reading

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Belle Eleonore

 Lussac Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux We were year into our import business before we decided to add Bordeaux wines to our portfolio. The market is competitive in Seattle, and I needed well-made, good value, small production wines. Belle Eleonore was one in … Continue reading

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Cantina Nottola, in the Heart of Montepulciano (Tuscany)

This wonderful estate was on our first container from Italy in 2011, and their wines continue to be some of my favorites. Classic and stylistic, the family wisely invested in Riccardo Cotarella as their consulting winemaker. Located in the picturesque … Continue reading

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As Laxas | Outon (Rías Baixas, Spain)

Expanding our portfolio, we wanted to incorporate high quality whites from Spain.  The Ferro family began a second tier to their Ax Laxas winery- Outon — and we are pleased to have introduced this wine to the Washington market. Since … Continue reading

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